Monday, August 21, 2017

Tag: Smart Textiles

Smart Textiles Wearables

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution

The rise of smart textile wearables could mean that the industry will be worth over $130 billion by 2025. It is being strengthened by...

It is Time To Be Provoked Into Experimenting With Nobel-Prize Winning Material Graphene

At the end of last year, we wrote about the Nobel-prize winning material Graphene. Promising to change the dynamics of the smart fabrics space...

HyperFace, A ‘Smart Textile’ Collection Designed To Protect Your Privacy

Sometimes it seems like the advancement of technology knows no bounds. Unfortunately, with such incredible milestones comes great pitfalls. The most controversial pitfall being privacy. Last year...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality...

Are You Ready To Venture into The Graphene Era?

The smart fabrics space has just got that little bit more technological thanks to scientists from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) and Jiangnan University....
Functional Fabrics

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)-...
Smart Fabrics

Smart Fabrics Technology, Don’t Believe The Hype (Just Yet)

Earlier this year, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, I met Jan Zimmermann, head of textile innovation with Swiss textile company Forster Rohner. Part...
E-textiles Project Jacquard

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or...

The Future of Smart Clothing According to Datacube

With so much going on in the world of smart wearables and e-textiles the idea of creating smart clothing is no longer science fiction....

This Week In Fashion Tech…

We attended Berlin's 9th Media convention Re:publica this week, where we had to look hard for the fashion tech frontline. Of course the MET...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

NRG Greenest Sneakers

The Greenest Sneakers Made From Recycled Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Since carbon capture technologies became feasible and affordable, scientists and environmentalists have been working to figure out what to do with all that carbon...

reVISIONing Textile, Craftsmanship, Wearables and Digital Fabrication [Roadtrip Series]

Amsterdam on a Saturday afternoon is full of many diversions, so taking advantage of this, we found ourselves exploring new, relevant ways of designing,...

Who Are WEAR Sustain’s 23 Finalists?

I am sure that by now everyone has heard about a project called WEAR Sustain. Managed by a consortium of seven organisations across five...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

Smart Textiles Wearables

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution

The rise of smart textile wearables could mean that the industry will be worth over $130 billion by 2025. It is being strengthened by...

CEAM, Invisible Nano Technology Meets Modern Design

Always on the look out for something new in the fashion tech space, it was quite exciting when we were introduced to a new clothing...
Balaclava, Fashion Tech, Wearables

Game Changing High-Tech Yarn Heats Things Up For Athletes

When you think of the word balaclava, it does not really conjure up the words 'fashionable' and 'stylish' but researchers from Nottingham Trent University...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

High Street Brand Zara Invests in Technology To Improve Customer Experience

We mentioned, not so long ago, that high street store Zara was joining the retail tech revolution. Well, it is really happening! Such a move by...

Explosion of Technology Transforming The Way We Shop

We get a ripple of excitement when we think about how the explosion of technology has been transforming the way we shop. This global guilty...

The Scarfi VR App, Bridging the Gap Between The Physical and Digital Worlds

We recently discovered a new VR app with a difference. Launched exclusively at Westfield London, the Scarfi app was created via a partnership with British...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Women in Tech offer Advice to the Next Generation

“There is no one way to the top, but there is a way to the top, and it doesn’t have to be the same...

Believe The Hype, VINAYA is #FashionTech That Rocks!

Yes you better believe the hype, VINAYA is #FashionTech that rocks. Led by 27 year old Kate Unsworth, VINAYA house is dedicated to developing...

Candice Fragis: “I Won’t Wear Wearables For Wearables Sake”

This morning at Decoded Fashion London I had the pleasure of sitting down with the stylish Candice Fragis, the buying and merchandising director for...

NEWS: R&D

Stretchy Smart Skin Circuits That Can Offer Tactile Feedback

A team of Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) made an interesting breakthrough with developing stretchy circuits that can quadruple in...

The Convergence of Fashion With Technology Needs Empathy

No matter the problem, keeping things simple can be considered quite an intellectual plan of attack when attempting to work out a complex problem....
Temp Tech Tattoo

Temporary Tech Tattoos, When Function Trumps Fashion

Getting inked can be viewed as a form of expression. For some, adorning a tattoo is a fashion statement, for others it is a...